I woke up this morning as is the habit to look at the CNN and BBC channel to get a quick glimpse of events in the world. It was sad to hear hundreds of people losing their lives and thousands displaced from their homes in the last 4 days from war in Lebanon, floods in China and the Tsunami in Indonesia. Then I arrive in my office and see on the front page of The STAR, not the war in Lebanon or the floods in China, neither the killer Tsunami in Indonesia. Definietly not Matthias Chang reply to the government’s explanation on the crooked bridge negotiations with Singapore. Not even one of Pak Lah’s catchy phrases for the day. Instead, what is supposed to be the wedding of the year. Kak Siti and the mysterious Datuk "K".
I was hoping that this pop icon revered by millions of teenagers and adults would quietly marry this man and live happily ever after without much fuss or do. Am I an old fashion man or is this society really breaking down? Why is the women’s affairs minister so quiet? Sure its all provided for in the religous system, and done accroding to the law, but surely its got to be a social issue somebody's concern about. Surely? Sisters in Islam? Marina Mahathir? Sharizat?Somebody?
Are we to be happy that this man who recently divorced his wife and mother of his 4 children to marry a young beautiful, famous singer of malay love songs? I cannot paint the both of them to be heroes to my children, I am sorry. The two of them getting married is really none of my business but when it makes headlines in front of all the other news, there is a subtle message. That our glamour girl has found herself an instant family!! Hurray!! I presume the newspapers wants all and sundry to celebrate and be happy for this couple. I think instead all malaysian women should feel insecure that their husband’s is fair game for younger women and Malaysian men - that there are families out there broken as a result.